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Meet Edward Goldsmith

Edward GoldsmithBorn in 1928 in Paris and educated at Oxford, Edward Goldsmith is an environmental prophet. Editor, author, lecturer and campaigner, he founded ‘The Ecologist’ magazine in 1970 and has since challenged global leaders and…

Meet Arvind Kumar Chalasani

Arvind Kumar ChalasaniHe treks the hills of Dehradun, sees the universe in a fallen leaf and looks at children as the owners of a planet that adults seem bent on sullying. A naturalist and conservationist, Arvind Chalasani is a teacher…

Meet P.K. Sen

P.K. SenP.K. Sen has spent his life protecting tiger habitats.December 2002: He speaks his mind, is not cowed down by politicians and is more comfortable with forest guards than urban sophisticates. Born in 1941 in Kolkata, he moved to Bihar in his youth.

Meet Qasim Wani

Qasim WaniBorn in Harwan, Dachigam, Kashmir in 1933 to Fatima and Abdul Rahman Wani (the late Maharaja Hari Singh's head shikari), Qasim Wani knew from the age of eight that he was destined to grow up to protect endangered hangul deer and their magical Himalayan…

Meet Kishor Rithe

Kishor RitheKishor Dnyaneshwar Rithe gave up his secure lecturer's job at an engineering college to work full-time on the one mission that drives his purpose – wildlife conservation. His story proves conclusively that individuals can make a difference…

Meet Billy Arjan Singh

Tiger HavenBorn in Gorakhpur on August 15, 1917, three decades before India's Independence, the feisty 'Billy' Arjan Singh is a man ahead of his time.  

Meet J.C. Daniel

J.C. DanielSpanning a lifetime, Jivanayakam Cyril Daniel's tryst with nature began as a young boy. Born in Nagercoil and brought up in Trivandrum, his childhood memories include jackals howling into the night, to the accompaniment of the haunting calls of Hawk Owls.

Meet Dr. Ravi Chellam

Dr. Ravi ChellamWildlifer and conservation biologist, Dr. Ravi Chellam is a faculty member at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun. He was among those who undertook the earliest studies on the behaviour of the Gir lions with the specific objective of finding…

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